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It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day (and a new year), and I’m feeling good – except I’m not!

I wrote this a couple of weeks ago, in anticipation of posting on 1 January 2018.  Life and a bout of flu intervened – hence the ‘except I’m not!’ tagged on this morning.   So here we are in 2018. … Continue reading

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Allotment update: September 2017

One of the things I love about working an allotment is that it really keeps you rooted in the annual cycle of life.  And yes, the pun is fully intended, and very appropriate. Now, in September, as many of the … Continue reading

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The allotment: autumn, winter, and into spring!

My goodness, I had no idea it was so long since I last wrote an allotment post (October last year, I see). In part that reflects that not much was happening there, but in fact there was a lot of … Continue reading

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The Gap Year: January adventure

(oops, rather late again.  Sorry, overtaken by lack of sleep.  More of which another time). People, in January we went to Birmingham for three days. I know, I’ve been there before.  He has too.  So where’s the adventure? you ask. … Continue reading

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The Gap Year: December adventure

(oops- a bit late.  Trying to catch up with myself.  Gradually….) Another ‘adventure’ that isn’t so very adventurous.  But we enjoyed it a lot, confirming my view that ‘adventurous’ isn’t a pre-requisite for an adventure. Oldest son and daughter-out-law were … Continue reading

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Starting as we mean to go on

So – a new year, and plenty of thoughts about how to make the most of it. But before I get to that, two lovely and very different holiday days to start 2017. 1 January turned out to be dreary, … Continue reading

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The Gap Year: November Part 2

Mini-adventure 2 (all photos by Malcolm – apart from the chips) We had talked about having a few days away in late November to celebrate our ‘going out together’ anniversary. The GWR rail offer planted a seed of an idea … Continue reading

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